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✨✧ Johnny PateBucktown – Original Soundtrack ... LP
American International, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99 15.98
A funky treasure – finally unleashed! Bucktown was one of the best of the mid 70s indie blacksploitation films – thanks to some great starring work from Fred Williamson and Pam Grier – but for years, the soundtrack's never been available as an individual release. Now, this tasty ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Kellee PattersonMaiden Voyage ... LP
Black Jazz, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
The most righteous album ever from Kellee Patterson – her first record, and a set that's way different from her more soul-based sides of later years! The album's got Patterson working in a wonderfully soulful approach to jazz – a style that's not unlike the earliest work by Dee Dee ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Freda PayneBand Of Gold (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Invictus/Demon (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
A landmark album from Freda Payne! Freda had been knocking around a bit as a more jazz-oriented singer, and had cut one album for Impulse and one for MGM before this one – but when she hooked up with the hitmaking Holland-Dozier-Holland team for this record, her career really went over the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Freda PayneReaching Out (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Invictus/Demon (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
It's a few years after Freda's big hit "Band of Gold", and she's recording here in a very different mode! The record is produced by Holland-Dozier-Holland, with arrangements by a number of different talents, like McKinley Jackson, Tony Camillo, and Michael Smith – and the overall ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Scherrie PayneIncredible ... LP
Everland (Austria), 1987. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A late solo set from ex-Supreme Scherrie Payne, and nicely different than the 70s work she did after leaving that famous group! The set's got this great bubbling bounce – part 80s soul, part 80s club – and the record's put together by a host of top-shelf talents – from producer ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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PeddlersSuite London (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Philips/Glam O Rama (Italy), 1972. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $28.99
A really fantastic final album from The Peddlers – the UK trio who effortlessly mixed jazz and soul in the 60s, but who work here in a more expanded format! All the best elements of the group's sound are still nicely in place – those raspy vocals, strong use of keyboards, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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People's Pleasure with Alive & WellDo You Hear Me Talkin To You ... LP
Brownstone/Athens Of The North (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A very cool combo from the LA scene of the 70s – a tight funky group, topped with two female soul singers – all working together in a style that's got a wonderful mixture of warmer edges and grittier sounds at the core! The two female singers really give the set a unique vibe – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ PharaohsAwakening (with bonus CD & download) ... LP
Luv N' Haight/Ubiquity, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99 20.98
A legendary album from Chicago – recorded by a group with ties to Sun Ra, Phil Cohran, and Earth Wind & Fire! The set's got a sound that more than lives up to all those references – a vibe that's jazzy and soulful, yet often quite righteous too – imbued with the sort of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus CD & download!)

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PoliticiansPoliticians Featuring McKinley Jackson (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Hot Wax/Demon (UK), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
Incredibly messed-up funk – a 70s instrumental classic that's delighted our ears for years! The set's got a cosmic sound that mixes together conventional guitar-based funky with some weird electronic touches at times – going for a fuzzed-out moogy quality that really deepens the groove ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Judy Pollak Featuring 33 1/3In Togetherness ... LP
Chatsford/Athens Of The North (UK), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
An underground mellow soul gem from the 70s – recorded on the Detroit scene with lead vocals by Judy Pollak, and backings by a very hip soul trio! 33 1/3 are way more than just an instrumental group – as they also harmonize behind Judy a fair bit – really elevating the soul ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Positive ForcePositive Force With Denise Vallin ... LP
Liston/P-Vine (Japan), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $36.99
A great set of mellow soul from the start of the 80s – not the Positive Force of "We Got The Funk" fame, but a different groove that has a nicely smooth groove! The style here is halfway between soul and AOR, but handled with an indie charm that really keeps things compelling ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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PreachermanUniversal Philosophy – Preacherman Plays TJ Hustler's Greatest Hits ... LP
Luaka Bop, 2018. New Copy Gatefold ... $19.99 20.99
Wild work from one of the more compelling artists of the Cali soul scene – an Oakland singer/keyboardist who issued a rare album under the name of TJ Hustler in 1979, then kept on making his own sounds away from the mainstream! The vibe here is very very 80s underground – lots of Casio- ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Universal Philosophy – Preacherman Plays TJ Hustler's Greatest Hits ... CD 4.99

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Prince1999 (180 gram purple vinyl pressing) ... LP
Warner, 1982. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $33.99 34.98
The record that forever put Prince on the map – a legendary set that took him from being an under-appreciated soul singer to a lasting pop music legend! Prince had been around for a few years before 1999 – but the double-length set was the first to really win over the masses to his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Remastered for the first time ever! Limited edition heavyweight purple vinyl – with download!)
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1999 ... CD 2.99
1999 ... CD 13.99
1999 (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD 22.99
1999 (4LP 180 gram deluxe edition) ... LP 76.99

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Prince1999 (4LP 180 gram deluxe edition) ... LP
Warner, 1982. New Copy 4LP ... $76.99 79.98
The record that forever put Prince on the map – a legendary set that took him from being an under-appreciated soul singer to a lasting pop music legend! Prince had been around for a few years before 1999 – but the double-length set was the first to really win over the masses to his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(4LP deluxe edition – original recordings remastered for the first time ever!)
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1999 ... CD 2.99
1999 ... CD 13.99
1999 (180 gram purple vinyl pressing) ... LP 33.99
1999 (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD 22.99

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Sun Ra & OthersRocket Ship Rock ... LP
Norton, 1960s. New Copy ... $13.99
Wild and wooly Rocket Ship Rock from Sun Ra and his Arkestra – featuring shout blues vocalist Yochanan – often billed as "the man from outer space" and a cat who could give Screamin Jay Hawkins a run for his money in the excitable oddball category – jumping 60s r&b ... (Jazz, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sun Ra & OthersSecond Stop Is Jupiter – Doo Wop From Saturn & Beyond Vol 2 ... LP
Norton, Mid 50s. New Copy ... $13.99
Interstellar vocal group numbers and doo wop from the Sun Ra vaults – a couple rare release and a bunch of previously unissued numbers featuring The Cosmic Rays, Crystals, Nu Sounds and Juanita Rogers – teenage vocal group numbers, bits of bebop and spacey doo wop released for the first ... (Jazz, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Second Stop Is Jupiter – Doo Wop From Saturn & Beyond Vol 2 ... CD 10.99

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Ziad RahbaniAbu Ali ... LP
Relax In/We Want Sounds (UK), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $28.99
A rare "disco suite" from late 70s Lebanon – but one that's way more sophisticated than you might expect! Each side of the record features one long track – building on a melody that's catchy, but spread out with a mix of jazz instrumentation, and "oriental" ... (Global Grooves, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Rainbow TeamSong For You (yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
Full Time/Goody (Italy), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Rainbow Team, where have you been all our lives? You're a heck of a great little group – and we love the sound you've got on this second album! Sure, we know you're wearing a bunch of silly day-glo costumes on the cover – and that's probably what's made this record slip by our crates ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Raw Soul ExpressBest Kept Secret (180 gram pressing) ... LP
IMG, Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
An album that definitely lives up to its title – as it's been a well-kept secret for decades, since most of us have only heard the self-titled album by Raw Soul Express from the 70s! Turns out, these southern funk giants also had a whole other record in the can – finally getting a long- ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Real ShooBeeDoo (Reggie Fields)Reminiscing (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Wenha/Tidal Waves, 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 26.99
An obscure set from the Detroit scene of the early 80s – a jazz record, but one with a nice current of soul – thanks to work on both bass and vocals from Reginald "ShooBeeDoo" Fields! Wendell Harrison recorded the record, and also plays tenor on the record – but the set' ... (Jazz, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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RealityReality (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Dureco/Pseudonym (Netherlands), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Massive grooves from a very unique group! These guys play guitar and percussion all at once – in a flurry of fast grooves that rip away tremendously, but with a style that's still plenty darn earthy! There's definitely a bit of a global influence in the music overall, but the sound comes ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ James Reese & The ProgressionsWait For Me (with bonus download) ... LP
Now Again, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... $49.99 55.98
A fantastic lost legacy of soul from the South Carolina scene at the end of the 60s – the first-ever full length release of material by James Reese & The Progressions – a fantastic package that brings together all their rare material issued on funky 45s back in the day! Reese was a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition pressing of 1000 – includes download!)
Also available Wait For Me ... CD 15.99

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Rikki AaronSay What's On Your Mind ... LP
Cordial (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $19.99
Rare tracks from Rikki Aaron – a Connecticut soul singer who's few singles on the market are already pretty darn rare! Rikki worked in the early 80s, but has a style that's often more like sweet soul from the decade before – at least on the ballads, which have this really heartbreaking ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Say What's On Your Mind ... CD 11.99

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RodriguezCold Fact (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sussex/Universal, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
One of a handful of enigmatic albums cut in the early 70s by Sixto Rodriguez – a Latin-tinged singer with a style that's a bit like that of Jose Feliciano, but trippier, and with more rock and folk touches! This set's probably his best one – thanks to arrangements and production by ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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RodriguezComing From Reality (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sussex/Universal, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
An amazing second set from Sixto Rodriguez – recorded in the legendary Landsdowne Studios in London, with a groove that's a great extension from his debut! All of Rodriguez's best elements are in place here – his folksy guitar, personal lyrical style, and surprisingly biting approach ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Coming From Reality (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Rotary ConnectionHey Love ... LP
Cadet, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
A massively beautiful piece of work by "the new Rotary Connection" – a version of this groundbreaking Chicago soul ensemble which featured Phil Upchurch, Henry Gibson, and Charles Stepney – the cream of the Chicago production scene! Minnie Riperton's still in the band on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Otis RushMourning In The Morning (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Atlantic/Sundazed, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 24.99
A funky bit of blues from Otis Rush – the guitarist's debut album, and a surprisingly great batch of tracks recorded at Fame Studios! Production is by Mike Bloomfield and Nick Gravenites, who are clearly going for more of a crossover sound than Rick Hall might have given the set – but ... (Blues, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Patrice RushenPrelusion ... LP
Prestige, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99
A great set from Patrice Rushen – very different than her later R&B work from the 80s! The record's her first, and at the time, Patrice was much more of a jazz artist – working here with a cool west coast set of players (Joe Henderson on tenor, Hadley Caliman on alto and soprano, ... (Jazz, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Arthur RussellInstrumentals ... LP
Audika, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $25.99
An incredible chapter in the Arthur Russell story – and one that's not nearly as well-known as his club singles and art rock work of the 80s! The 2LP package presents some long-lost longer form work by Russell – instrumental pieces composed and recorded in the 70s and early 80s, most ... (Rock, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a nice insert booklet notes and photos.)

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Arthur RussellWorld Of Echo ... LP
Audika, 1986. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $25.99
An incredibly beautiful set of work from Arthur Russell – one of the few records to be issued under his own name during his tragically short life – and a hauntingly spare blend of vocals, hand percussion, and solo cello – recorded with more than enough echo to live up to the title! ... (Rock, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Raphael SaadiqJimmy Lee ... LP
Columbia, 2019. New Copy 2LP ... $26.99
The deepest, most political album we've ever heard from Raphael Saadiq – a set named after his brother, Jimmy Lee – an addict who died an unfortunate early death! Saadiq takes all the pain from his brother's trauma, and works it into a series of songs that go farther than anything we've ... (Neo Soul, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sahara All Star Band Of JosSahara All Star Band Of Jos ... LP
PMG (Austria), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
One of the funkiest combos we've heard from the African scene of the 70s – and that's saying a lot, given how much great music was going on at the time! These guys really know how to lean into a long song, and open it up with incredible instrumental sharpness – a way of coming together ... (Global Grooves, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Satisfaction UnlimitedThink Of The Children (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Hot Wax/Demon (UK), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
A really compelling little set from Satisfaction Unlimited – a group we only know from this one corker of a record on the Hot Wax label! The style's a bit in some of the harmony modes of the east coast scene of the time – yet like most Hot Wax/Invictus work, there's also a bit of an ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Gil Scott-HeronRevolution Will Not Be Televised ... LP
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 19.98
A set that wasn't initially conceived as a full album by Gil Scott-Heron – but one that's come to be an essential part of his catalog, thanks to the always-relevant title theme! The album's actually a classic collection of work from the early years of Gil Scott-Heron at the Flying Dutchman ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Revolution Will Not Be Televised ... LP 39.99

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Gil Scott-HeronSpirits (deluxe edition – red vinyl pressing with bonus tracks) ... LP
TVT, 1994. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $29.99
A fantastic later album from Gil Scott-Heron – a set that came out in the mid 90s, at a time when Gil had been away from the studio for many years – but definitely hadn't lost any of the qualities that made him so great in the first place! Despite the space of a decade, the album picks ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(25th Anniversary 2LP red vinyl pressing!)

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Eddy SenayStep By Step (white vinyl pressing) ... LP
Sussex/Modern Harmonic, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
The second smoking Sussex album from guitarist Eddie Senay – and arguably even better than the first! The tracks here are all instrumentals – played with a style that's tight, right, and very on the money – mixed with keyboards from Rudy Robinson, who also arranged the numbers on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Step By Step ... CD 13.99

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Ann SextonBeginning ... LP
Sound Stage 7, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
One of the greatest female soul records over! The album's a gem all the way through – and probably our favorite (and the rarest album) cut by southern soul diva Ann Sexton – produced with a smooth style that's a lot different than some of her other work! It's got great arrangements by ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Marlena ShawSpice Of Life ... LP
Cadet, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
An amazing batch of sophisticated soul tracks – and a favorite with the righteous groove scene! On the surface, the record's a combination of jazz and soul tracks in the same mode that you'd find on some of Nancy Wilson's albums for Capitol during the same time – but digging deeper, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Nina SimoneBaltimore ... LP
CTI, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A real standout 70s set from Nina Simone – a one-off date for CTI Records, done with a sound that's different than her earlier work for RCA, Philips, and Colpix! The groove here is often as soul-based as it is vocal jazz – thanks to arrangements from David Matthews, who brings a ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Nina SimoneGifted & Black ... LP
Canyon, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Don't confuse this set with Young Gifted & Black – which got much wider circulation – as the session's a cool indie date from the early 70s, recorded in a moody studio mode with arrangements by Monk Higgins! There's a bit of strings in the background, which colors in the tunes with ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Nina SimoneJazz As Played In An Exclusive Side Street Club ... LP
Bethlehem, Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
A classic set of early jazz recordings by Nina Simone – one of her first albums ever, but already with an approach that's quite different from other singers of the time! Nina's singing a fair bit of standards here, but she brings a deeply personal approach to the material – inflecting ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Judy SinghTime For Love (180 gram pressing) ... LP
CBC/Majik Bus (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99 25.99
Obscure work from the Canadian scene at the start of the 70s – served up by a singer who's part soul, part jazz – and who delivers a surprising amount of unusual tunes on the album! Judy Singh's got the class and poise of Nancy Wilson, although maybe a slightly more youthful style ... (Vocalists, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sisters LoveWith Love ... LP
MoWest/Get On Down, Early 70s. New Copy ... $18.99 20.98
The incredible lost album from the group Sisters Love – material slated for release in the early 70s, but never saw the light of day, save for a handful of singles – a mix of rootsier southern soul and impeccable west coast funk styles, finally brought to light and with bonus tracks, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available With Love ... CD 14.99

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SpaceBest Of Space ... LP
Array (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $13.99
Fantastic sounds from Space – a group who were one of the key forces on the French disco scene at the end of the 70s – and maybe the most famous proponents of the "space disco" modes that set that scene apart from clubby styles in Germany and the rest of the continent! At ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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SpacearkSpaceark Is ... LP
Color World/Mr Bongo (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Great work from Spaceark – a funky soul combo who are much more firmly grounded on earth than their name or cover art might make you expect! The record's got this fantastic glow right from the start – really well-played instrumentation that has lots of jazzy currents – to support ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Spaceark Is ... CD 10.99

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Spirit Of AtlantaBurning Of Atlanta ... LP
Buddah, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Totally great – and a record you probably know nothing about! The album's one of the greatest ever to come out of the Hotlanta scene of the 70s – a tight batch of funk tracks with a heck of a lot of guitar. The set was produced by Tommy Stewart, of "Bump and Hustle" fame ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Split Decision BandSplit Decision Band ... LP
Now Again, Early 80s. New Copy ... $23.99 27.98
An overlooked treasure from Split Decision Band – a group whose one single issued back in the day has gone onto become a sought-after classic with funk and soul collectors! And yet besides that one famous single, these guys actually have a lot more to offer – an incredibly well-develope ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Standing Room OnlyHeart & Soul ... LP
YGB/Everland (Austria), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A sweet little funk record from the early 80s – recorded in the Virginia scene south of DC, and with a vibe that's totally wonderful all the way through! These guys are still a lot more live than most funk groups of the time – no beats or programmed bits here – and the group ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Heart & Soul ... CD 14.99

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Mavis StaplesLove Gone Bad ... LP
HDH/Everland (Austria), Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
Lost work from a really obscure period in the career of Mavis Staples – post-Stax, but before her big revival of later years – and a date that has her working with the Holland Dozier Holland time in a mighty nice mode! The classic Mavis vocals are very firmly in place, but the record's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Edwin StarrHell Up In Harlem ... LP
Motown, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
An excellent blacksploitation soundtrack – and every bit as funky as any of Willie Hutch's work for other Motown soundtracks at the time! Larry Mizell and Dennis Coffey help out on the instrumentation – giving the album an extra funky instrumental edge, one that takes it way past Edwin ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(NOTE: The label and the sleeve list the song "Don't It Feel Good To Be Free", but it's actually not on the reissue.)
Also available Hell Up In Harlem ... LP 24.99

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Street FeetStreet Feet ... LP
Baby Grand/Everland (Austria), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
The street feet here are pretty funky ones – maybe more so than you'd guess from the relatively "stock" look of the cover image – as the album's got the kind of sharp instrumental core that you'd be likely to find on some of the best Bay Area groovers from late 70s Fantasy ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Street Feet ... CD 14.99

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Sylvia StriplinGive Me Your Love ... LP
Uno Melodic/Expansion (UK), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
Amazing! This lost Roy Ayers-produced gem from the early 80s has not only been one of the biggest sample records of all time, but it's also become one of the holy grails of the groovy record collecting scene! It's a stellar bit of jazzy soul with the same production vibe that's characterized Roy's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Give Me Your Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99

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StuffLive Stuff ... LP
Warner (Japan), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $45.99
A nice little live set from Stuff – one that's recorded in Tokyo, with a groove that's a bit more open than their better-known New York live album from a few years later! The sound's somewhat rougher than the Stuff studio sessions, but in a good way – one that shows that the combo can ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sunny & The SunlinersLittle Brown Eyed Soul ... LP
Key Loc/Big Crown, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 22.98
One of our favorites ever cut by Tex-Mex soulsters Sunny & The Sunliners – largely because it's got some really nice funk tracks! The album features a set of all English language tracks – with Sunny Ozuna singing in his best sweet soul style on the ballad tracks, and hitting a raw ... (Latin, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sunny & The SunlinersSmile Now Cry Later ... LP
Big Crown, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99 20.98
One of the greatest albums ever from Sunny & The Sunliners – a classic set of heartbreaking soul that's the Texas equivalent of the best late 60s harmony styles coming out of Spanish Harlem or East LA! The group were a Tex/Mex combo at their core, but on a handful of records like this, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000!)

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SylversSylvers (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Pride/Mr Bongo (UK), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 26.99
TThe first album by The Sylvers – a soulful band made up of youngsters from the Los Angeles scene, but who had a lot more going on than some of the other kiddie-soul bands of the early 70s! The group's a sextet at this point, with four male voices and two female ones – coming across as ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(2019 Record Store Day UK/EU Release!)
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Sylvers ... LP 29.99
Sylvers (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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Johnnie TaylorWho's Making Love (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Stax/Craft, 1968. New Copy ... $22.99 24.99
Killer soul from Johnnie Taylor, and really his first major LP! The record was Johnnie's second for Stax – and although the first one was good, this was the record that really had Johnnie hitting that funky bluesy sound that became his trademark into the 70s. The title cut – "Who' ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Who's Making Love ... LP 11.99

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Teacher Haters/Unknown Female Soul SingersBig Pig Alley/Cut Loose/We Got A Thing/Guys Today (180 gram pressing) ... 12-inch
Preservation Project, Late 60s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $11.99
A sweet 12" single from the limited Preservation Project series! Side one begins with The Teacher Haters – unreleased material by a 60s group that have a very soulful take on the party rock style – really mixing together garagey elements and bluesy inspirations – a bit like ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Ray TerraceHome Of Boogaloo ... LP
Tower, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
One of the coolest, grooviest albums of Latin Soul you could ever hope to find – one of the few records ever from the great Ray Terrace – and a set that goes even beyond some of the similar sides on Tico or Fania at the time! Ray's groove here is totally wonderful – upbeat, ... (Latin, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Home Of Boogaloo ... CD 13.99

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Thee MidnitersIn Thee Midnite Hour ... LP
Norton, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
Hard-wailing grooves from Thee Midnighters – a great link between garage rock and Latino soul in mid 60s Los Angeles! The group have a sound that nicely bridge that gap between the Sunset Strip and some of the lesser-known acts of the East LA scene – a style that's got plenty of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ ThompsonsI'll Get Over It ... LP
BCW, Mid 70s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $19.99
A tremendous album from a totally hip Philly soul group of the 70s – the kind of quartet who would have been huge, had they recorded in another city – but whose genius was most likely eclipsed by the superstars that were stuffing the Philadelphia scene at the time! These guys have a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Toni TornadoBR3 ... LP
EMI/Polysom (Brazil), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
Funky soul from Toni Tornado – one of the first talents in Brazil's samba soul generation of the 70s! Toni's got a style that's a lot like early work by Tim Maia – a blend of American funk and soul, with traces of some of the other Brazilian arranging styles that were popular at the ... (Brazil, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Toni TornadoToni Tornado ... LP
Odeon/Mad About Records (Portugal), 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $31.99
An early 70s gem from Brazilian singer Toni Tornado – one of that country's greatest soul singers of the time, and an artist with a real talent for putting over a groove! The tunes on the set are a mad mix of heavy funk, deep soul, and larger arrangements – making the whole thing sound ... (Brazil, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 500!)

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✨✧ Allen ToussaintSouthern Nights (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Reprise/4 Men With Beards, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 21.98
Damn great work from Allen Toussaint – a record that was cut at a time when he'd really made his way into the mainstream of American music, yet could still come across with a hard New Orleans groove! The title cut, "Southern Nights", is a perfect illustration of this fact – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Southern Nights (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 18.99

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TrammpsLegendary Zing Album (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Buddah/Elemental (Spain), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
The first full album cut by The Trammps – and a landmark bit of Philly club sounds! The group had already been grooving the burgeoning east coast disco scene for years, which is why the album's called The Legendary Zing Album (the group's version of "Zing Went The Strings Of My ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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Tutt BandTutt Band ... LP
Everland (Austria), 1988. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
Sweet electro funk from the second half of the 80s – served up here by a group with a vibe that's much more like the indie styles of the start of the genre! The set's heavy on beats, basslines, and keyboards – and even includes some vocoder bits too – all with a lean groove that's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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24 - Carat BlackGone – The Promises Of Yesterday ... LP
Numero, 1974. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99 22.98
An amazing musical discovery – the lost second album from 24 Carat Black – recorded right after the band's legendary debut for Stax Records, but unissued for over 30 years! All the righteous styles of the group's famous Ghetto Misfortune's Wealth classic are fully in place here – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ ViolinairesGroovin With Jesus (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Checker, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Damn funky gospel from The Violinaires – easily one of the hippest spiritual albums you could ever hope to find on Chess! The groove here is gritty Chicago funk, put together by Gene Barge with lots of heavy bass on the bottom – in a blend that's somewhere between the Cadet/Concept ... (Gospel, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Viscaynes featuring Sly StoneViscaynes & Friends ... LP
ORG, Early 60s. New Copy Gatefold ... $23.99 24.98
Really great work from The Viscaynes – a unique mixed-race band from the northern end of the Bay Area scene at the start of the 60s – and one that provided an early launching pad for the talents of the legendary Sly Stewart! The group sound different than Sly's Family Stone, but have a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Albert WashingtonSad & Lonely (180 gram pressing) (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Eastbound/Tidal Waves, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 26.99
An obscure bit of heavy soul – and the only vocal album on the jazz-based Eastbound imprint of Detroit's legendary Westbound Records! Albert's a blues artist, and sings in a soulful electric style that's similar to some of the Stax work of Albert King – but which has a bit more of a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(2019 Record Store Day UK/EU release!)

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Gino WashingtonOut Of This World ... LP
Norton, 1960s. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
A treasure trove of lost soul from Detroit legend Gino Washington – a hard-hitting singer with a really wonderful sound! Gino may not be as well known as some of his Motown 60s contemporaries, but he's a heck of a singer in the harder side of the Detroit sound – working here with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Muddy WatersElectric Mud ... LP
Cadet/Third Man, 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
The funk-tinged, pyschedelic soul album from Muddy Waters – one that irritated many a blues purist in its day – but it's finally reaching its earned status as a leftfield gem! You know, in the immediate years after this one (and similar funky blues albums on Chess/Cadet) was released, ... (Blues, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(In a gatefold sleeve with poster!)

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Weeks & CoWeeks & Co (with bonus tracks) ... LP
Salsoul/Past Due, 1983. New Copy 2LP ... $22.99
Maestro Richie Weeks is at the helm of this sweet set of early 80s groovers – funky club in the best second chapter mode of the Salsoul label – served up with a sound that's lean and mean throughout! We're not sure who the "Co" is, since Richie sings, plays keyboards, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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WhatnautsBest Of The Whatnauts ... LP
Playback, Early 70s. New Copy 2 LPs ... $11.99 24.98
Incredible work from The Whatnauts – easily one of our favorite soul vocal groups ever! The trio work in the same sweet soul modes as more famous early 70s contemporaries on the east coast scene – like The Delfonics or Stylstics – but they've also got a special approach that's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Best Of The Whatnauts ... CD 9.99

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Shahid WheelerJust One Dance Before You Go (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Melodies International (UK), Late 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $11.99 12.98
A fast-stepping groover with a mighty warm sound – the kind of cut that moves quickly enough for the dancefloor, but also has the richness of a mellower song – thanks to just the right sort of arrangements! Shahid Wheeler has this heartbreaking falsetto that's an unusual mix for the ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Tony Joe WhiteSwamp Music – Monument Rarities (3LP – 180 gram pressing) ... LP
Monument/Run Out Groove, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $43.99 44.98
Fantastic work from one of the coolest cats to ever cut a record – the amazing Tony Joe White – a southern singer with a rockish approach, but one that was equally drenched in funk and soul as well! Tony cut some key albums for Monument Records at the end of the 60s and start of the ... (Rock, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Run Out Groove exclusive. Pressing quantity based on pre-release demand – extremely limited and individually numbered!)

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Barrence Whitfield Soul Savage ArkestraSongs From The Sun Ra Cosmos (gold vinyl pressing) ... LP
Modern Harmonic, Early 90s/2019. New Copy ... $23.99 24.99
A really surprising project from long-running Boston soul singer Barrence Whitfield – a set of songs from the Sun Ra side of the universe – delivered with a vibe that's a bit different than some of Whitfield's other material! The package features tracks from two different periods ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold vinyl pressed at Third Man in Detroit!)
Also available Songs From The Sun Ra Cosmos ... CD 11.99

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Willie WilliamsArmegideon Time (discomix vocal, discomix version) ... 12-inch
Soul Jazz (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $18.99
A fantastic classic from Willie Williams – a track that most people know from the famous line "a lot of people won't get their supper tonight" – and the tune's famous reworking by The Clash! But we still love Willie's version best – and this single features a fantastic ... (Reggae, Soul) read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Jackie WilsonDo Your Thing (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Brunswick/Demon (UK), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A very cool groove from Jackie Wilson – a record that still holds onto all the great vocal range of his roots, but also pushes into a hipper late 60s style that's pretty darn nice! Wilson's really at home in the setting – re-emerging as a more mature, confident singer with a lot better ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jackie WilsonHigher & Higher (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Brunswick/Demon (UK), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99
A wonderful little album from Jackie Wilson – one that helped him redefine his sound and save his career! Jackie's earlier work for Brunswick was a mish-mash of styles that ranged from raw R&B to smooth supper-club jazz to silly novelty numbers, all of which had gotten pretty stale by ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Higher & Higher ... CD 13.99

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Reuben Wilson & The Cost Of LivingGot To Get Your Own ... LP
Cadet, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Monster funk from Hammond hero Reuben Wilson – an album of hard-burning, bad-walking tunes that are a fair bit different than most of his other work! Although Wilson recorded some pretty traditional organ jazz for the Blue Note and Groove Merchant labels, this album has him working with his ... (Jazz, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Spanky WilsonDoin' It (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Mother/Expansion (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A bit of soul, a bit of jazz, and some nice funky touches at the bottom – a killer little set from the great Spanky Wilson! Wilson's got a really unique place in music – at one level a soul singer with enough sophistication to rival the sound of Marlena Shaw or Nancy Wilson – but ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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Wood Brass & SteelHard & Heavy (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sugar Hill/Soul Brother (UK), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
The incredibly rare second album from Wood Brass & Steel – the mighty funk group we've loved for years for their landmark debut from the mid 70s! This sophomore set is from a few years later, and has the group honing their groove even more – working with these righteous currents in ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Bernie WorrellPieces Of Woo – The Other Side ... LP
CMP/Tidal Waves, 1993. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $28.99 34.99
A very unusual moment from the mighty Bernie Worrell – the keyboardist that most folks know for his work as part of the P-Funk universe of George Clinton – stepping out here on an early 90s album done in collaboration with producer Bill Laswell! Like most of Laswell's other projects ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 – with a silkscreened D side!)

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Bobby Wright (Abu Talib)Blood Of An American/Everyone Should Have His Day (with zine) ... 7-inch
Melodies International, Late 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $11.99
Two beautiful tunes from Bobby Wright, both recorded in the mid 70s with a subtle righteous power that's taken many years for the rest of the world to fully appreciate! "Blood Of An American" is a slow-moving track that mostly features the lead vocals over slow-drifting guitar – ... (Funky 45's, Soul) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Comes with a 16 page Melodies International zine!)

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Young-Holt TrioWack Wack (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Brunswick/Demon (UK), 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
Amazing stuff from bassist Eldee Young and drummer Isaac "Red" Holt! At the time of this release, the pair had already risen to great fame as the rhythm backing for Ramsey Lewis in his first trio – but broke out on their own as a solo act, with a real focus on rhythmic piano ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Young-Holt UnlimitedYoung-Holt Unlimited Plays Super Fly ... LP
Paula, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
Fantastic! Young and Holt lay down a monster set of grooves from Curtis Mayfield's Superfly soundtrack (all the good ones – like "Freddie's Dead", "Give Me Your Love", "Pusher Man", and "Superfly"), and they also get into some funky tracks of their own ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousAcid LP ... LP
Hot Mix 5/Still Music, 1988. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $27.99
A killer classic from a time when the Chicago house scene was really taking off – that second generation of underground productions that was tagged with the "acid" term, because of the way they were using older riffs and keyboards to change things up! The Brits got that all wrong, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousAll Of This Goes Too – American Soul Music 1955 to 1972 ... LP
Cairo, Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $22.99
A beautiful overview of the early years of American soul music – put together as a set that easily moves between deep soul, northern soul, and some of the other hard-burning modes of the time! The package is a great effort from the folks at Mississippi Records, to kick off their Cairo ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(2LP set with cool embossed cover and heavy booklet!)

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VariousAnn Arbor Blues Festival 1969 – Vol 1 ... LP
Third Man, 1969. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99 27.98
A fantastic document of the first-ever Ann Arbor Blues Festival – the start of a great event that would blossom into other styles of music in the 70s, but which stood as a strong blues-based event in its initial year of 1969! In some ways, the three day series of concerts is a roots answer ... (Blues, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Ann Arbor Blues Festival 1969 ... CD 18.99

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VariousAnn Arbor Blues Festival 1969 – Vol 2 ... LP
Third Man, 1969. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99 27.98
A fantastic document of the first-ever Ann Arbor Blues Festival – the start of a great event that would blossom into other styles of music in the 70s, but which stood as a strong blues-based event in its initial year of 1969! In some ways, the three day series of concerts is a roots answer ... (Blues, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousDisco (Not Disco) – Left Field Disco Classics From The New York Underground (3LP set) ... LP
Strut (UK), 2000. New Copy 3LP (reissue)... $28.99 29.99
A really wonderful collection – an important re-investigation of the unusual mix of sounds and styles on the New York scene in the years after disco – a time when funk, punk, hip hop, and art were all colliding at once – providing a really fresh antidote to the staid sounds of ... (Funky Compilations, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousDisco With A Feeling – An Introduction To The Heart & Soul Of Independent Disco ... LP
Athens Of The North (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
A set that really lives up to its title – as all these rare tracks really have a special sort of feeling – a warm spirit and positive energy that's way different than you might expect from the title! In fact, it's probably not even fair to call this work disco at all – as most of ... (Funky Compilations, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousFeelin Right Saturday Night – The Ric & Ron Anthology (2018 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Ric & Ron/Craft, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A great look at the legendary Ric & Ron Records label – a key force in the development of New Orleans soul – home to some of the best early productions from the Crescent City! The roster of talent here is really amazing – a host of artists who'd go onto develop the New ... (Funky Compilations, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition pressing celebrating the label's 60th anniversary!)

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VariousFrench Disco Boogie Sounds Vol 4 – 1977 to 1991 – Selected By Charles Maurice ... LP
Favorite (France), Late 70s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99
A sublime collection of dancefloor work from the Parisian scene – a place where disco ruled a lot longer than it did in the US – but in a way that shifted nicely into leaner, warmer grooves as the 80s moved in! This is the kind of music crafted by folks who really dig American soul-styl ... (Funky Compilations, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousFunky 16 Corners ... LP
Stones Throw, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $18.99 19.99
One of the best funky compilations ever! The folks at Stones Throw Records – home of some of the most funk-inspired hip hop of the past decade – have dug through the crates to come up with this incredible batch of 19 tunes, all well-researched, nicely remastered, and offered up here on ... (Funky Compilations, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousGive Me My Flowers – Powerhouse Gospel Music From The 50s & 60s On Nashboro Records ... LP
Nashboro/Third Man, 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $16.99
A fantastic collection of postwar gospel recordings from the legendary Nashboro Records – one of the most important imprints for the music back in the 50s and 60s! We rank the work of Nashboro right up with the famous Houston-bred productions of Peacock Records – and as Peacock was ... (Gospel, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousGreatest Jamaican Beat – Rock Steady Baba Boom Time (180 gram orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Treasure Isle/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
Seminal Duke Reid productions from the key rocksteady years – and a set that shows just how much the rhythm was changing things on the Jamaican scene, both at a vocal and instrumental level! There's a slow-loping vibe to most of these tracks – an approach that really sets the scene for ... (Reggae, Soul) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered limited edition of 750 – on 180 gram orange vinyl!)

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VariousHamburg Soul Weekender – Selected Soul Spins 2007 to 2019 ... LP
Legere (UK), Late 2000s/2010s. New Copy ... $24.99
An album dedicated to a contemporary event, but one with a sound that's very much in the vintage of the image on the cover – music that's heavy on rare soul cuts from the 70s, mixed with a few contemporary tracks that have a very similar sound! Songs come from some of our longtime favorite ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 500!)

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VariousHard Row To Hoe Vol 1 – Dark & Moody Rhythm & Blues Popcorn Style ... LP
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $19.99
Great grooves from a really unusual strain of soul music – one that wasn't categorized at the time, but which came to be known as "popcorn" by European collectors of the music – who often focused in on a very distinct pattern of rhythm and production! The work here is a mix ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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